Do you exercise every day? If you want to live a long, healthy life, maybe you should.
A recent study by a physician at the University of Florida indicates one of the strongest risk factors for developing heart disease is inactivity, even more so than being overweight. During the four-year study it was documented those who exercised moderately were less likely to develop heart disease than those who didn’t.
For exercise to avoid heart attack it is strongly urged that everyone should take part in “at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity” on most days, above whatever activities they do at home or work.
A study of 9,611 adults by the University of Michigan Health System, found that people in their 50s and 60s who participated in daily exercise were 35 percent less likely to die within the next eight years than those who don’t exercise to prevent heart attack.
If you’re not use to exercising, check with your doctor before beginning any strenuous fitness routine. Start slow. If 30 minutes of exercise is too much, start with 15 minutes and add a few minutes each day.
Schedule a specific time to exercise everyday – then keep to your schedule! Do more intense activities that can improve your heart health, such as: running, dancing, swimming, cycling, and climbing stairs.
Find exercise that you enjoy. Wear proper clothing and footwear. Add everyday activities to increase your overall fitness level, such as gardening, housework and walking to the store.
Always drink lots of water. Always consult with your physician.
Exercise every day…take care of your heart…live long!